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Major airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

Jan. 19, 2022 11:54 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using Wednesday, the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that new 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology. Carriers...

Germany criticizes Czech tycoon's 257 mph Autobahn ride

Jan. 19, 2022 11:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Transport Ministry has criticized a stunt that saw a Czech millionaire drive his high-powered sportscar along a public highway at speeds of up to 414 kilometers per hour (257 mph). A video posted online this month shows Radim Passer pushing his Bugatti...

Iowa man sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatal crash

Jan. 19, 2022 10:55 AM EST

ELDORA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for causing a 2020 crash that killed three people by driving drunk and the wrong way on a rural highway. Spencer Bultman, 27, of Hampton, was sentenced Tuesday after he had pleaded guilty to three counts of...

NYC mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system

Jan. 18, 2022 22:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a woman was pushed to her death in front of a New York City subway train beneath Times Square over the weekend, Mayor Eric Adams acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that even he didn’t feel entirely safe riding the rails. The Democrat recounted when he rode...

South Dakota AG impeachment probe questions investigators

Jan. 18, 2022 22:04 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers weighing impeachment charges for the state's attorney general on Tuesday drilled into the investigation of his fatal car crash in 2020, spending hours questioning the law enforcement officers and a specialist who analyzed the crash. Nearly...

Blast kills 3 sailors on Indian navy ship docked in Mumbai

Jan. 18, 2022 21:48 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion on an Indian navy ship killed three sailors Tuesday, the defense ministry said. It is unclear whether others were injured or what caused the blast. The crew on the INS Ranvir acted quickly to bring the situation under control and no major damage has...

EXPLAINER: Why airlines fear 5G will upend travel this week

Jan. 18, 2022 20:58 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. AT&T said Tuesday it would delay turning on new...

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

Jan. 18, 2022 20:16 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause widespread flight disruptions. The decision from the companies came Tuesday as the Biden...

UN suspends Mali peacekeeping flights after military rules

Jan. 18, 2022 19:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The military government in Mali has blocked many flights by the U.N. peacekeeping force in the West African nation and the U.N. has grounded all non-emergency flights since Friday, the U.N. said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. mission...

NTSB chief to fed agency: Stop using misleading statistics

Jan. 18, 2022 18:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With traffic fatalities spiking higher, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94% of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is misleading and that the Transportation Department should stop using it. Jennifer...